freightliner

[ freyt-lahy-ner ]
/ ˈfreɪtˌlaɪ nər /

noun Chiefly British.

a train for transporting containerized freight.

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Origin of freightliner

First recorded in 1960–65; freight + liner1
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British Dictionary definitions for freightliner

Freightliner
/ (ˈfreɪtˌlaɪnə) /

noun trademark

a goods train carrying containers that can be transferred onto lorries or ships
(in Britain) a containerized transportation service involving both rail and road
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